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  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
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    Great! Thanks for sharing, Carlo.

    For a younger generation who may be unaware of Toots’ place in musical history, I recommend this…

    …and this…

    … Stevie Wonder playing harmonica with his musical mentor Toots…


    BucoCarlo GentenaarWillie
    Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."

    Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."

    Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."
  • pdgpdg ✭✭
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    You should also look up David Naiditch -- a current chromatic harmonica player who has recorded with Gonzalo and Joscho.

  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
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    Why did John Lennon choose a Rickenbacker guitar?


    Bucobillyshakes
    Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."

    Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."

    Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."
  • billyshakesbillyshakes NoVA✭✭✭ Park Avance - Dupont Nomade - Dupont DM-50E
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    Don't know if Toots plays a harp better than he whistles or vice versa. He is incredibly good at both. 🇧🇪

  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    Posts: 1,858

    This kind of says it all...

    Early years[edit]

    Thielemans was born in Brussels on 29 April 1922.[5] His parents owned a café.[4] He began playing music at an early age, using a homemade accordion at age three.[6] During the German occupation of Belgiumbeginning in 1940, he became attracted to jazz, but was then playing on full-size accordion or a harmonica, which he taught himself to play in his teens.[4][7]

    After being introduced to the music of Belgian-born jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, he became inspired to teach himself guitar, which he did by listening to Reinhardt's recordings.[6] At the time he was a college student majoring in math.[8] By the war's end in 1945, he considered himself a full-time musician.[4] He said in 1950, "Django is still one of my main influences, I think, for lyricism. He can make me cry when I hear him."[9] During an interview in 1988, he recalled, "I guess I was born at the right time to live and adapt and be touched by the evolution in the jazz language."[7]

    Carlo GentenaarWillieBucobillyshakes
    Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."

    Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."

    Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."
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